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Beatnik programming language

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Beatnik is a simple esoteric programming language, based on a stack. A beatnik program consists of any sequence of English words. Each word is assigned the score you would get for it in a Scrabble game. The value of the score determines what function is performed. Functions include pushing the score of the next word onto the stack, testing the stack and skipping forward or backward in the program and other stack operations.

A 'Hello World' example in 'Beatnik' language. Note: this actually prints "Hi" instead of "Hello, world".

   Baa, badassed areas!
   Jarheads' arses
         queasy nude adverbs!
       Dare address abase adder? *bares baser dadas* HA!
   Equalize, add bezique, bra emblaze.
     He (quezal), aeons liable.  Label lilac "bulla," ocean sauce!
   Ends, addends,
      duodena sounded amends.


External link

  • Official site (http://www.cliff.biffle.org/esoterica/beatnik.html)

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